About Us

W.E.B. Du Bois, Erving Goffman, Dorothy Swaine Thomas, and E. Digby Baltzell all broke new sociological ground while working at the University of Pennsylvania. As one of the oldest departments of sociology in the country, Penn Sociology continues its tradition of excellence with twenty-plus award-winning, distinguished faculty recognized for their scholarly achievements and leadership in the field.

Upcoming Events

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Elena van Stee & Marcus Wright

COVID-19 and First Generation College Students
Oct 15, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting (Zoom link ID to follow)

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: TBA

Oct 16, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Elizabeth Popp Berman, Associate Professor of Organizational Studies, University of Michigan

Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy
Oct 21, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)